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Mike Dentale Doubles Up

Mike Dentale put in a handful of chips, essentially committing his stack, and Mark Radoja responded by going all in. Dentale called off the rest, tabling A10, but he was in bad shape against Radoja’s ...


Head Games: Be Aware of Blockers and Card Removal Effects in Cash Games

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Feb 19, 2014

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The Pros: Matt Moore, Tristan Wade, and Andrew Lichtenberger Craig Tapscott: Share your understanding of being aware of blockers in cash games and how you use this knowledge to your advantage. Matt Moore: Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to hear the word “blockers” tossed around at almost any poker game from $1-$2-to-$50-$100 no-limit. I usually catch it from a recently felted player justifying a light call or bluff gone wrong. “But I had blockers,” are famous last words of far too many players leaving the Bellagio $10-$20 no-limit hold’em (NL). The most important thing I can teach you about blockers is… don’t worry about blockers.  Yes, I’m kidding, but only kind of. In almost any game you’ll play under $25-$50 no-limit, hand ranges won’t be balanced in a way where removing one card can have a great enough effect on your opponent’s range to adjust your read. Use your intuition, and ...


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